The cocoa connection

A business approach to co-operative farming in Ivory Coast

Co-operatives play an important role in tackling the food supply challenge ahead: feeding 9 billion people with fewer resources in 2050.

How do we make small-scale agriculture in developing and emerging regions, more efficient, market-oriented, profitable and environmentally sustainable so that it not only contributes to food security, but also can spur economic growth in developing countries and lift millions out of poverty?

The cocoa connection

This video shows a commercially driven effort in unlocking the potential of smallholders through the co-operative approach, enabling them to contribute to feeding the whole world in 2050.

  • The cooperative in practice

    The foundation of every cooperative organisation is formed by people, entrepreneurs and businesses that organise their collective purchasing, sales or production within one company. The Rabobank Group is a cooperative group.